Monday 18th December 2017,

Memorial Day “MURPH”




In memory of Medal of Honor Recipient, Navy Lieutenant Michael P. Murphy, 29, of Patchogue, N.Y., who was killed in Afghanistan June 28th, 2005.

Learn more about Lieutenant Michael P. Murphy at:

The Movie, “The Lone Survivor” tells the story of Lt. Michael Murphy.


ABOUT US. We’re the only facility in all of Stark County that has successfully hosted this event for the last 6 years and while doing so have witnessed some of most heroic individuals in all of Ohio. It is our privilege to support such an incredible charity.

The Workout:

* 1 Mile Run

* 100 Pull-ups
* 200 Push-ups
* 300 Squats

* 1 Mile Run

Partition the pull-ups, push-ups, and squats as needed. Start and finish with a mile run. Scaled versions of these movements are also acceptable.

You have plenty of options to choose from. Grab 3 of your training partners / teammates and join us on Memorial Day from 9 am – 12 noon.

– Create a Team of 2, 3, 4

– Go Solo.

– Support Our Troops.


**Prizes will be awarded to the Fastest Team time and Individual time.



WHO CAN PARTICIPATE: Anyone. You don’t have to be a Navy SEAL (it just help)

WHAT IS MDM: A yearly Memorial Day Fundraiser based on a workout called “Murph” hosted at venues all over the country.

WHEN: It is always scheduled on Memorial Day Monday at our facility here in Massillon.

WHY: To Honor our Current and Fallen Military Members with a Community that enjoys giving back .  We’ve proven that raising money for charities supporting military causes makes for a much more fulfilling Memorial Day. #SupportOurTroops

HOW MUCH: Donations are accepted on site however, a donation of $35.00 through: includes an awesome event shirt made by FORGED clothing.

WHERE DOES THE MONEY GO: All profits go to the charities listed below.

** Oldest participant this year: 64 years old
** Youngest: 12 yrs old


*** Do not be discouraged if you can’t do the entire workout. We have scaled versions such as “1/2 Murph” – “30 Min Murph” – “15 Min Murph” where you work within your own physical abilities.

The idea is to challenge yourself to do a little more a little faster every year.



June 28th, 2005; A team of 4 Navy SEALs led by LT. Michael P. Murphy on a mission to capture or kill a key Taliban leader Osama Bin Laden. They found themselves seriously outnumbered in a firefight with well over 100 enemy troops. Pinned down and under intense enemy fire, their communications operator severely wounded, they were in desperate need for help. Due to the mountainous terrain, their communications could not be received. Understanding the situation, LT. Michael P. Murphy moved to opening exposing himself to enemy fire in order to to use his satellite phone to request immediate support to save his team. LT Murphy was mortally wounded making that call. They continued fighting until Lt. Murphy and two of his three team mates were mortally wounded. His fourth team member, severely injured himself, managed to escape where he was taken in by a local villager until he was rescued 4 days later. He went on to tell the story in a book titled “The Lone Survivor.”

For his selfless leadership, courageous actions and extraordinary devotion to duty, LT. Michael P. Murphy received the Medal of Honor, the first service member to receive the medal in Operation Enduring Freedom, and the first Navy recipient of the medal since Vietnam.

Lt Murphy had a favorite workout he would do to prepare for his deployments. He would make sure he wore his body armor for this workout, which he started calling “Body Armor” After his death, it was renamed and would now be referred to as “Murph.” Every year, CrossFit Facilities across the world have taken a lot of pride in honoring Lt Murphy and his team for their service, for us, there is no day better than Memorial Day.